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Common name
gramalote (Spanish), para grass (English), Scotch grass (English), tall panicum (English), herbe borer (French), water grass (English), zacuti para (Spanish), Dutch grass (English), California grass (English), pasto Pará (Spanish), hierba de Pará (Spanish), puakatau (English), giant couch (English), buffalo grass (English), herbe de Para (French), mauku puakatoro (English, Cook Islands), Mauritius grass (English), herbe de Guinée (French)
Synonym
Brachiaria mutica , (Forsk.) Stapf
Brachiaria purpurascens , (Raddi) Henr.
Panicum barbinode , Trin.
Panicum muticum , Forsk.
Panicum purpurascens , Raddi
Brachiaria mutica , (Forssk.) Stapf
Brachiaria purpurascens , Henr.
Panicum guadeloupense , Steudel
Panicum muticum , Forssk.
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Summary
The perennial buffalo grass (Urochloa mutica) can grow to heights of two meters, it is found growing in wet fields, ditches and gullies from sea level to 700mts. It forms dense monotypic stands by layering of trailing stems and can overgrow shrubs and native vegetation in the habitats it invades. It also has a mild allelopathic effect. It can tolerate brackish water and interfere with stream flow due to its higly aggressive invasive habit.

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Compiler: IUCN SSC Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG) with support from the Overseas Territories Environmental Programme (OTEP) project XOT603, a joint project with the Cayman Islands Government - Department of Environment

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Publication date: 2010-06-08

Recommended citation: Global Invasive Species Database (2017) Species profile: Urochloa mutica. Downloaded from http://www.iucngisd.org/gisd/speciesname/Urochloa+mutica on 17-10-2017.

Management Info
Preventative measures: A Risk Assessment of Urochloa mutica prepared for Australia resulted in a high score of 14 and a recommendation of: \"Likely to cause significant ecological or economic harm in Hawaii and on other Pacific Islands as determined by a high WRA score, which is based on published sources describing species biology and behavior in Hawaii and/or other parts of the world.\"

A A Risk Assessment of Urochloa mutica prepared for the Pacific reion resulted in a high score of 12 and a recommendation of: \"Likely to cause significant ecological or economic harm in Hawaii and on other Pacific Islands as determined by a high WRA score, which is based on published sources describing species biology and behavior in Hawaii and/or other parts of the world.\"

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Preventative measures: A Risk Assessment of Urochloa mutica prepared for Australia resulted in a high score of 14 and a recommendation of: \"Likely to cause significant ecological or economic harm in Hawaii and on other Pacific Islands as determined by a high WRA score, which is based on published sources describing species biology and behavior in Hawaii and/or other parts of the world.\"

A A Risk Assessment of Urochloa mutica prepared for the Pacific reion resulted in a high score of 12 and a recommendation of: \"Likely to cause significant ecological or economic harm in Hawaii and on other Pacific Islands as determined by a high WRA score, which is based on published sources describing species biology and behavior in Hawaii and/or other parts of the world.\"

Bibliography
8 references found for Urochloa mutica

Managment information
Pacific Island Ecosystems at Risk (PIER), 2003. Risk Assessment: Australia Urochloa mutica (Forssk.) T.Q. Nguyen, Poaceae
Summary: Available from: http://www.hear.org/pier/wra/australia/urmut-wra.htm [Accessed 5 October 2010]
Pacific Island Ecosystems at Risk (PIER), 2005. Risk Assessment: Pacific Urochloa mutica (Forssk.) T.Q. Nguyen, Poaceae
Summary: Available from: http://www.hear.org/pier/species/urochloa_mutica.htm [Accessed 5 October 2010]
Pacific Island Ecosystems at Risk (PIER), 2010. Urochloa mutica (Forssk.) T.Q. Nguyen, Poaceae
Summary: Available from: http://www.hear.org/pier/wra/pacific/urochloa_mutica_htmlwra.htm [Accessed 5 October 2010]
General information
Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS), 2010. Urochloa mutica (Forsk.) T.Q. Nguyen
Summary: Available from: http://www.itis.gov/servlet/SingleRpt/SingleRpt?search_topic=TSN&search_value=523027 [Accessed 5 October 2010]
Varnham, K. 2006 (Updated 2009). Database of non-native species occurring in UK Overseas Territories. JNCC Report 372, Peterborough, United Kingdom.
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